The amendments accepted more than $8,000 from insurance, proceeds from confiscated property and organizations for which the Sheriff’s Office provided a special detail. Additional funds were put toward equipment, vehicle maintenance and deputy overtime.
Insurance money was also accepted for damages from the April storms to a fire station, parks and recreation department and the juvenile detention center.
Committee member Ed Elkins asked why the insurance money was not paid to the county with one check. Financial director Lynn Burns said it was because the county submits estimates for damages and receives 75 percent of the money. Then, after actual prices are submitted, the county receives the rest of the insurance money.
Elkins said he would like to see the information broken down to show what damages were incurred and what insurance money was received for each department.
Also during the meeting the committee officially accepted the Santek donation for the Bradley County Farmer’s market on Urbane Road. Budget amendments were also approved for Emergency Management Services.